Funding Opportunities

Requests for proposals to be funded via the NTD Support Center

Through its grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the US Agency for International Development, and UK aid, NTD Support Center provides funding and technical assistance on individual operational research studies aimed at optimizing preventive chemotherapy programs for lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis, and trachoma. With the guidance of our donors, we define operational research as studies to inform and improve the existing activities of programs - including mapping, mass drug administration, morbidity management, stopping, and surveillance.

The following funding opportunities are currently available. Please return to this page for updates on additional calls. To receive these calls by email as they are announced, sign up for our mailing list here. Supplemental materials for calls for proposals (including the budget template and budget checklist) are available here. For more information about funding opportunities, please email ntdsceoi@taskforce.org.

 

African Researchers' Small Grants Program (SGP IV)

Topic: Support for African researchers in both early and mid/late career to undertake operational research aligned with the goals established in the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Submission Method: Web form*

Deadline: August 14, 2020, 17:00 GMT

*Note: This call is being managed by the African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD). For further inquiries, email with the subject line “Inquiry SGP IV” to secretariat@arntd.org.

 

Call for Proposals: Operational Research on "Endgame" Challenges  

Topic: Operational research on country-identified endgame challenges impeding progress in achieving WHO elimination targets for lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, and trachoma

Submission Method: Web form*

Deadline: Rolling

*With required attachments. See the call for more details.

 


 

Previously issued calls:

 

Request for Proposals: Research to Better Understand the Psychosocial Impact of NTDs

Topic: The outcomes of this request for proposals (RFP) will strengthen the evidence base about the psychosocial impact of NTDs on individuals and their caregivers.  The NTDs which will be considered for this call include: leprosy, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, trachoma, and visceral leishmaniasis.

Submission Method: Web form

Deadline: CLOSED

 

Request for Proposals: Research to Identify Solutions to Address Barriers Facing Special Populations Seeking NTD Prevention & Treatment

Topic: The outcomes of this request for proposals (RFP) will strengthen the evidence base by identifying the causes and piloting solutions that break through the barriers these special populations face in accessing NTD services. The NTDs which will be considered for this call include: leprosy, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, trachoma, and visceral leishmaniasis.

Submission Method: Web form

Deadline: CLOSED

 

Request for Proposals: Research to Address Special Topics in Leprosy

Topic: Research supported by this call would help define existing barriers and opportunities in order to provide guidance as to how local health services can leverage existing platforms to ensure sustainability as they roll out post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and other novel strategies. Additionally, developing community engagement strategies can help to reduce some of the social stigma that individuals face when seeking care for leprosy.

Submission Method: Web form

Deadline: CLOSED

 

Request for Proposals: Research to Address Special Topics in Visceral Leishmaniasis in East Africa

Topic: Research supported by this request for proposals would focus on developing innovative approaches to identifying and characterizing foci of transmission in the East Africa region and propose solutions to addressing existing barriers to VL diagnosis and treatment, at both the community and health facility levels..

Submission Method: Web form

Deadline: CLOSED

 

Request for Proposals: Research to Address the Challenges and Inequities Presented by Female Genital Schistosomiasis (FGS)

Topic: Operational research onaddress FGS within communities and in the health system

Deadline: CLOSED

 

African Researchers’ Small Grants Program (SGP III) 

Topic: Support for African researchers in both early and mid/late career to undertake operational research aligned with the goals established in the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Submission Method: Web form

Deadline: CLOSED

 

Call for Proposals: Operational and Implementation Research on Health Systems Strengthening

Topic: Operational and implmentation research to explore factors related to the inclusion of NTDs into the platform of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) within the national health system.

Submission Method: Web form

Deadline: CLOSED

 

Call for Proposals: Operational and Implementation Research on Intervention Effectiveness

Topic: Operational and implmentation research to investigate and solve persistent challenges associated with the implementation of NTD programs, focusing on different elements of either mass drug administration (MDA) or morbidity management and disability prevention (MMDP).

Submission Method: Web Form

Deadline: CLOSED

 

African Researchers' Small Grants Program (SGP II)

Topic: Operational research on country-identified endgame challenges impeding progress in achieving WHO elimination targets for lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis, and trachoma

Submission Method: Web form

Deadline: CLOSED

 

Call for Proposals: Operational Research on Access to Morbidity Management & Disability Prevention Services

Topic: Operational research aimed at improving access to morbidity management and disability prevention (MMDP)

Submission Method: Web form

Deadline: CLOSED

 

Call for Proposals: Operational Research on Equitable Access to Mass Drug Administration for NTDs

Topic: Operational research on equitable access to mass drug administration (MDA)

Submission Method:  Web form

Deadline: CLOSED

 

African Researchers' Small Grants Program (SGP I)

Topic: Emerging challenges facing program implementation in Africa in line with the goals established in the London Declaration on NTDs

Submission Method:  Web form

Deadline: CLOSED